HONEST GAME IN THE NEWS

HONEST GAME WINS $50,000 AT CHICAGO BULLS PITCH COMPETITION

Chicago, May 24, 2020

A local startup that helps high school athletes with college eligibility requirements landed a $50,000 investment at the first-ever Chicago Bulls Venture Competition. Honest Game, a company that creates a tool to help high school athletes navigate the college eligibility process, took home a $50,000 equity investment from LOUD Capital, a Columbus-based VC firm that partnered with the Bulls on the competition on Tuesday night.

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THE ITEMS THAT KIM MICHELSON, CO-FOUNDER OF HONEST GAME, NEEDS TO LEAD

Chicago, January 26, 2021

Kim Michelson co-founded Honest Game in 2019 with the idea that every student should have equal access to a great education. The Chicago-based company helps student athletes maintain college eligibility and receive scholarships through its automated platform. Continue reading...

KIM MICHELSON: DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

Glencoe, March, 2020

A unique journey led Kim Michelson to found Honest Game, a public benefit corporation dedicated to helping student-athletes navigate NCAA eligibility. “800,000 athletes fall through the cracks each year because they are not eligible,” Kim stated. “I realized these kids would not have a way to go to college, and I knew we had to fix this.” Continue reading...

BUILT IN CHICAGO’S 50 STARTUPS TO WATCH IN 2020

Chicago, January 21, 2019

Technology is Chicago’s fastest-growing industry sector, having grown more 270 percent over the last decade, according to World Business Chicago. And 2019 was a model year that not only encapsulated the growth of technology in the city but also positioned Chicago for further success in 2020 and beyond. Continue reading...

1871 ANNOUNCES 10 COMPANIES JOINING 10TH WISTEM COHORT

Chicago, September 16, 2019

1871 announced today the 10 companies that will make up the 10th cohort of WiSTEM, an accelerator program that connects women entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources. Continue reading...

LOUD CAPITAL AND CHICAGO BULLS ANNOUNCE WINNER OF INAUGURAL VENTURE COMPETITION

Chicago, March 11, 2020

LOUD Capital, an early-stage alternative investment venture capital firm, in partnership with the Chicago Bulls, is excited to announce the winner of the first-ever Chicago Bulls Venture Competition, powered By LOUD Capital (CBVC), a competition to serve as a proving ground for promising startups and entrepreneurs in the Chicagoland area. Honest Game, a tool that collates data from college athletic clearinghouses to help student-athletes keep track of their eligibility, was announced as the winner last night at Chicago’s United Center during the Bulls’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Continue reading...

THE FUTRSPRT INTERVIEW SERIES: HONEST GAME CO-FOUNDERS JOYCE ANDERSON & KIM MICHELSON

Chicago, April 16, 2020

FUTRSPRT Interview Series presents conversations with some of the sharpest minds in sports tech. Leaving no angle of competition or fan experience unscathed FUTRSPRT showcases those creating the future of sports right before our eyes. Continue reading...

HONEST GAME LAUNCHED INTO THE TEETH OF THE PANDEMIC. HERE’S HOW IT GREW.

Chicago, April 29, 2020

We met up at a bustling coffee shop in January 2019. I had met Joyce Anderson years before. She was an expert advising high school student-athletes on college recruiting and academic eligibility, and I was the executive director of a non-profit providing academic tutoring, mentorship and athletic training for under-resourced student-athletes. I came prepared to read my manifesto about bringing equal access to student-athletes everywhere using technology Continue reading...

HOOP HEADS PODCAST

Chicago, May 15, 2020

National Pre-Season Showcase with Justin Brantley of The Brantley Method & Kim Michelson from Honest Game – Episode 305 Justin Brantley from The Brantley Method and Kim Michelson from Honest Game jump on the Hoop Heads Pod today to let everyone know about their National Pre-Season Showcase Series which will be held this fall in seven different locations. Continue reading...

FORMER ILLINOIS BASKETBALL PHENOM JON SCHEYER SUPPORTS HOMETOWN STARTUP HONEST GAME / DAILY HERALD

Chicago, October 15, 2020

Former Glenbrook North High School All Star and Duke University All-American Jon Scheyer brings his deep knowledge and experience of the athletics space back to support his hometown of Chicago as an advisor to Honest Game. Honest Game, founded in 2019 by Kim Michelson and Joyce Anderson, is a Chicago startup in the sports technology space. Honest Game’s technology helps high school athletes navigate the college academic eligibility process. Continue reading...

BUILDING A BUSINESS WITH THE FOUNDERS OF HONEST GAME

Chicago, April 14, 2020

Honest Game helps high school student-athletes meet and keep track of their academic requirements to meet and maintain eligibility for NCAA athletics. Honest Game looks to level the playing field for promising student-athletes from underresourced backgrounds who might not have access to college counselors or school athletic directors to advise on core curriculum course selection or on post-secondary admissions exams. Continue reading...

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